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Common, Questlove Surprise Local Youth Musician (Video)

Jazz Fest season is a time in New Orleans when musicians of all different genres and backgrounds come together to celebrate the power of music. While the fest's Sunday festivities got off to a rainy start, an impromptu music jam took place on Frenchmen Street between a young street performer and some national superstars. 

La La Land Comes to Life on Frenchmen Street

A bit of Hollywood magic is coming to the French Quarter next week. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the almost-Oscar winning film La La Land, d.b.a. on Frenchmen St. will be transformed into the movie's iconic club Seb's for one night only. 


Brieux Carré Offers a Frenchmen St. Refuge for Beer Lovers

Every home is said to tell a story, to spin the webs of character, history, and passions of those residing within. For Brieux Carré, a house of beer located a stone's throw from the action of Frenchmen at 2115 Decatur St., there is quite a tale pull up a bar stool and raise a pint in cheers. Proprietors and brewmasters Robert Bostick and Taylor Pellerin share the story of Brieux Carré, from its modest beginnings to its public opening on Saturday (4.1), with NoDef. 

Mailbag: Frenchmen Poet's Plea for Help

This fall, the growing safety concerns on Frenchmen Street resulted in the creation of the Frenchmen Street Patrol. While many locals applauded the move, street poet Heath Stevens is concerned that the stepped up police presence is stifling artistic expression. He explains his view in a letter to the editor.

Colbert and Batiste Hang in NOLA (Video)

Jon Batiste might live in New York, but the NOCCA grad is not reserved about discussing his Crescent City roots. This week, on The Late Show, he and his boos Stephen Colbert screened a video of the duo visitng New Orleans. There was lots of Frenchmen and Decatur.

Drinking Culture

Full Tourist on Frenchmen

Gentle reader, I found a hundred! I found a hundred! In a pile of my unwashed laundry, I found a wadded hundred dollar bill! And with the summer credit-wolves at the door, the time had come to do the responsible thing… to spread the wealth, my friends. Let’s be tourists in our own town and stimulate this goddamned economy. We’re off to the Marigny Triangle to spend a few bucks on music and food and perhaps a drink or two on Frenchmen Street.

Punch Line

Bon Vivants Bringing Pig & Punch Back to Frenchmen

This weekend is your chance to pig out for a good cause. The sixth annual Pig & Punch event will take place this Sunday (7.19) from noon until 5p.m. as a part of Tales of the Cocktail. There will be punch and pork galore— and all to support education in New Orleans. 

Clues Emerge in Shooting a Block Off Frenchmen

Clues are emerging after a drive-by shooting just one block off of the heart of Frenchmen Street on Sunday (4.19) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released video footage of the suspect vehicle as well as a composite sketch of one suspect.

Jingle & Mingle: Neighborhood Caroling on Sunday

Sunday (12.14) night won’t be silent. Rather, NOLA will be offering lots of jingle and even more mingle with two opportunities for neighbors to go a’ caroling. Washington Square and Palmer Park will each be hosting events, but don’t bundle up too much because it will be a balmy 64 degrees.

Today in NOLA: 9.8.14

Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton lectures on children’s literacy at Tulane tonight. On this day in 1935, Dr. Carl Weiss shot the infamous Huey P. Long, then a U.S. Senator. Long’s bodyguards shot Weiss dead on the scene, and Long passed away two days later. More details and music picks this evening:

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